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California Creates A Reparations Blueprint For African Americans

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For decades, African American activists, scholars, and elected officials have called for reparations to address the long legacy of slavery and racism in the US. Now, California is beginning to take action. The state has put together a reparations task force to make recommendations to lawmakers in this first attempt of its kind, which also hopes to serve as a template for other states.

Who would be compensated, and how much would they receive? Bloomberg’s California Bureau Chief Karen Breslau joins this episode to share her reporting on the draft details of the plan. And Kamilah Moore, who chairs California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, talks about their efforts to put numbers on injustice.

Read more: California Puts a Price on Slavery’s Legacy and Draws a Blueprint for Reparations.

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